Even if you're under 59 and a half years old, you may not have to pay the additional 10% tax on distributions during the year, which doesn't exceed the amount you paid during the year for health insurance for you, your spouse, and your dependents. However, if you receive an IRA distribution from your deceased spouse, you can transfer that distribution to your own IRA within the 60-day limit, as long as the distribution is not a mandatory distribution, even if you are not the sole beneficiary of your deceased spouse's IRA. You may be able to make a qualifying HSA fund distribution from your traditional IRA or Roth IRA to your HSA. If you die before that date, you will be considered the owner of the IRA for purposes of determining the distributions required for your beneficiaries.
You should request an RMD for the year the IRA owner died if the owner had an RMD obligation that was not satisfied. If the owner of an IRA dies after his 72nd birthday, but before April 1 of the following year, there is no minimum distribution required for that year because the death occurred before the required start date. The bank (or a bank subsidiary) provides services in the normal course of its business operations to customers who are eligible to apply for an IRA (or a Keogh plan) but do not maintain it. The traditional IRA that qualifies you for services is established and maintained for the benefit of you, your spouse and your beneficiaries or those of your spouse.
The 5-year period beginning with the first fiscal year for which a contribution was made to a Roth IRA created for the benefit of the owner, or Your Account or annuity does not lose IRA treatment if your employer or the employee association with which you have your traditional IRA makes a prohibited transaction. If your spouse is the sole beneficiary of your IRA and dies before you, your spouse will continue to be your sole beneficiary during the year you died simply because someone other than your spouse is named beneficiary for the rest of that year. For a beneficiary who receives life expectancy payments and is an eligible designated beneficiary or a minor, the 10-year rule also applies to the remaining IRA amounts in the event of the death of the eligible designated beneficiary or when the minor beneficiary reaches the age of majority, but in any of those cases, the 10-year period ends on December 31 of the tenth anniversary of the death of the eligible designated beneficiary or that the child reaches the age of majority. Distributions from another Roth IRA cannot be replaced by these distributions, unless the other Roth IRA was inherited from the same decedent.
Roth IRA owners don't need to accept RMDs throughout their lives, but beneficiaries who inherit Roth IRAs must accept RMD. An IRA beneficiary is an eligible designated beneficiary if the beneficiary is the owner's surviving spouse, the owner's youngest child, a disabled person, a person with a chronic illness, or anyone else who is no more than 10 years younger than the owner of the IRA. If you inherit a traditional IRA from someone who had an IRA base due to non-deductible contributions, that basis remains in the IRA.